Manager, Indirect Procurement (Corporate Services & Finance) in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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    Portage, MI
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Job Description

Every day, our employees bring a passion to offer high quality medtech products and services that improve the lives of people around the world. That passion is the DNA of our company. We sum it up in the 11 words of our mission: “Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.” Our mission is at the heart of everything we do.

Taking great pride in developing and engaging our employees, Stryker was named to Fortune’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” for in 2018 and was named one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” in 2017.  We are currently seeking a Manager, Indirect Procurement in Kalamazoo, MI. 


The Manager, Indirect Procurement is responsible for identifying, leading and implementing cost improvement activities, sourcing and supplier selection, negotiations, and contract creation and maintenance.

Additional responsibilities of the Manager, Indirect Procurement include the following:

  • Partner with product divisions to review spending, and identify significant cost savings opportunities
  • Lead/support sourcing activities for assigned projects/commodities (e.g. indirect/freight spend, capital projects, etc.), including activities such as:
    • Data collection and spend analysis
    • Market Research
    • The RFx process (also known as go-to-market)
    • Negotiations
    • Contracting
    • Implementation and continuous improvement
  • Develop and drive spend leverage strategies, including policies, and driving best practice sharing and development
  • Drive supplier management/development activities to ensure continuous cost/service improvement.
  • Lead/support ad-hoc projects as required


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance or other relevant area of study is required.  A Master’s degree and/or Certified Purchasing Manager (or equivalent) is preferred. A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, with preferred experience in a strategic sourcing/procurement organization for a large, global company.  A minimum of 3 years of experience in managing, leading, or working with procurement or operations teams is also required.

Ideal candidates will also possess the following skills/experience:

  • Training in financial analysis, strategic analysis, negotiation skills and project management
  • Strong understanding of procurement/strategic commodity management preferred
  • Subject matter expert level experience in multiple direct or indirect procurement categories
  • Experience developing, negotiating, and implementing commercial contracts, including supply and service agreements
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to deliver results
  • Project management capability and experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Experience working in a med-tech or similar fast-growth industry is a plus

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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